Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with representatives of the National Committee on Sino-U.S. Relations, the U.S.-China Business Council, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in New York, USA, Sept. 19. , 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)
NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Monday with representatives of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the US-China Business Council and the US Chamber of Commerce.
Wang said today’s world is far from peaceful as the COVID-19 pandemic is still far from over and the crisis in Ukraine is escalating again.
Given that Sino-US relations have languished since the establishment of diplomatic ties, many fear that the two countries are entering a new Cold War.
In response to the current declining certainty and rising uncertainty about the prospects for Sino-US relations, Wang clarified five “certainties” about China.
First, China’s own development prospects are solid, he said, pointing out that the next 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China will plan and formulate the country’s next development blueprint and goals.
China’s economy is large and resilient. In China’s effort to modernize, more than 1.4 billion people are striving for common prosperity, providing more markets and development opportunities for countries around the world, including the United States. will do.
Second, China’s determination in reform and opening up remains firm. to build and further promote economic globalization.
Third, Wang said China’s policy toward the United States is solid. China and the US have different systems, which are chosen by their own people, he said, adding that the two countries cannot substitute or defeat each other.
Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward three principles: mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation between China and the United States. US President Joe Biden has said the US is not seeking a new Cold War with China, that it is not seeking to change the Chinese system, that the revitalization of the alliance is not aimed at China, that the US Taiwan has said it supports “Taiwan independence” and has no intention of confronting China.
The key is for the United States to quickly return to a rational and pragmatic policy toward China.”
Fourth, China’s willingness to continue to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries is unmistakable. China welcomes the development of US companies in China and provides a market-oriented, internationalized and legalized business environment. added to continue.
Sino-US economic and trade cooperation should increase addition rather than subtraction, keep hands together, and tear down walls instead of building them, Wang said.
On each concern, he added, both sides should talk rather than confront each other and negotiate rather than coerce each other. He urged the US side to end unilateral sanctions that do not comply with international law and stop engaging in small groups and factions that exclude China.
Fifth, China is certainly willing to engage in multilateral cooperation with the United States, Wang said. History has proven, and will continue to prove, that Sino-US cooperation can accomplish many important tasks that are beneficial to both countries and the world. Therefore, the two sides should adhere to the political foundation of bilateral relations and, in particular, earnestly adhere to the one-China principle. ■
Chinese FM tells US representatives 5 certainties about China